What is 7-Eleven?
7-Eleven is an American-Japanese international chain of convenience stores. Its headquarter is located at Irving, Texas. It mainly operates, franchises, and licenses about 56,600 stores in 18 countries. It turned from Tote’m Stores to 7-Eleven referring the company’s new, extended hours, 7:00 am to 11:00 pm, per week in 1946. Seven-Eleven Japan Co., Ltd., is the parent company, located in Chiyoda, Tokyo. Seven-Eleven Japan is held by the Seven & I Holdings Co. since September 1, 2005. The corporate name of the US company was changed from ‘The Southland Corporation’ to ‘7-Eleven Inc’ in November 1999.
7-Eleven provides almost everything in its stores. In the United States, it sells Slurpee drinks, the partially frozen soft drink introduced in 1965. It also sells Big Gulp beverages, the sizes of these were all among the largest commonly sold soft drinks introduced in 1976. 7-Eleven has been commonly related with these very large sodas in popular culture. For example, Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s projected ban on large sodas in New York City was commonly nicknamed the Big Gulp ban.
The products offered by the chain also include: 7-Select private-brand products, fresh-made daily sandwiches, coffee, fresh fruit, hot and prepared foods, gasoline, dairy products, carbonated beverages and energy drinks, juices, salads, and bakery items. Besides these food and beverages items, the chain also provides financial services, and product delivery services to the customers.
On the basis of global outreach, Japan holds the majority of 7-Eleven locations, i.e. 31 percent of global stores or 18,785 stores in the world. The stores operate in the name of its holding company Seven & I Holdings. Other major countries include China, Australia, Hongkong, Malaysia, UK, Sweden, Taiwan, USA, Thailand, South Korea, UAE, Mexico, Europe etc.
7-ELEVEN is a trend-setter which offers all kinds of convenience services to the customers, through easy access at a 7-ELEVEN store nearby. Consumers can purchase local specialties 24/7, pay utility bills, use ATM machines, make photocopies, send faxes, print colored documents, develop photos, and more very easily and conveniently.